Pakim Pond Loop Trail (Mt. Misery Trail)

MODERATE 30 reviews

Pakim Pond Loop Trail (Mt. Misery Trail) is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From the NJ Turnpike, take exit 7 and follow Route 206 south to Route 38 east, to second traffic light, then turn onto Magnolia Road (Route 644). Follow Magnolia Road until you come to the Four-Mile Circle. From the circle take Route 72 east, at mile marker 1 make a left. There is a forest entrance sign on your left as you turn in. Take the first right and the office is on the left. [source: NJ.gov Byrne] The Park is situated between routes 70 and 72 by the Four Mile Circle.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

walking
19 days ago

trail running
8 months ago

better than pavement....

8 months ago

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

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Saturday, March 05, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

road biking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kinda boring. All flat and not much to see. Enjoyed the pond

Friday, February 20, 2015

The trail mentioned here is called "Mount Misery Trail" (white blazes) it is 8.5 miles and to make a loop you have to complete the trail using the Cranberry Trail (red blazes) adding 1 mile making the loop 9.5 miles. It is a good hike with little in the way of difficulty; a few wet spots, some loose sandy soil, and some roots that make one spot a little hard on the ankles. But if you can handle the distance, this is a fairly easy hike. There are also other options for shorter hikes from the same place. You can pickup a trail map at the Park Office to the left of the front door, (outside the door).

mountain biking
Monday, November 03, 2014

I enjoyed a nice ride from the office parking lot, along the Cranberry Trail to Pakim Pond, where I picked up the Mt. Misery Trail. I waited till a cold fall day, to avoid the dreaded chiggers and ticks that plague this area. The trails were mostly nice for riding, though there were several sandy sections. Overall these were few. Leaves and pine needles covered much of the sand. Some sections were very closed in with branches and vines, but this didn't last long. There are no hills, despite the name Mt. Misery. Once you get deep into the forest, it feels very lonely and secluded. Overall a nice woods ride, not many obstacles. If you start/end where I did, it's about 12.5 miles.

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

NJ Pine Barrens - nice scenery!